La Costa Meadows Elementary School

Weekly Dolphin Blast

Week of September 11, 2022

Happy Sunday Dolphin Families!

Welcome to the first edition of the new twist on our weekly updates. Beginning this week our weekly updates will come in the form of a SMORE newsletter.

Below is the latest and greatest as we head into the second full week in September!

With Dolphin pride,

Mrs. Bedard

2022-2023 School Site Council

Thank you to all of our families who submitted their ballot for our School Site Council election. I’d especially like to thank all of the candidates who expressed an interest in serving on our School Site Council by running for one of the open positions.

Our School Site Council for the 2022-2023 school year is:

Mandy Bedard (Principal)

Traci Barnhill (Non-voting Member)

Stacy Rossmann (Classified Staff Representative)

Shirley Shaffer (Certificated Staff Representative)

Susan Smith (Certificated Staff Representative)

Wendi Yee (Certificated Staff Representative)

Hayley Beaupre (Parent Representative)

Gretchen Foster (Parent Representative)

Heidi Herrick (Parent Representative)

Phoebe Hunt (Parent Representative)

Justin Levine (Parent Representative)

Morning Drop Off

We have a growing number of students being dropped off before 8:15 AM every morning. Students should not arrive to school earlier than 8:15 AM as there is no adult supervision. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring that your child does not arrive to school until there is staff supervision.

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting

Families of our English Learners are invited to join us for our first ELAC meeting of the school year on Thursday, September 15th at 5:00 PM in the multi-purpose room.


We are excited that ALL students will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch this school year, regardless of income. Did you know that filling out a Meal Application can help increase our school's school funding and provide resources for more locally-grown produce and freshly-made, healthy school meals?

Please click here to quickly complete this Meal Application.

This form can also help identify other programs and services your family or students can access at a reduced cost or discounted rate, including after school programs & recreation, home internet services, college application assistance, and more.

Regardless of whether or not you qualify, your student will eat free this year!

From Local Law Enforcement Partners

Improving traffic safety together

The City of Carlsbad is asking parents to talk to their students about traffic safety and use special care getting to and from school, whether driving, biking or walking:

  • Eliminate distractions. Phones, music, kids, pets – there are so many things that vie for our attention every day. Tragedy can occur in a split second.

  • If you have an e-bike in your family, please make sure you understand the rules of the road, including new Carlsbad-specific rules passed by the City Council to improve safety.

  • Allow extra time over ,to get where you need to go.

  • Be kind and patient. We are all part of the Carlsbad community, and working together, we can make our streets safer for everyone.

For more information about traffic safety, please visit